Unfortunately, even the highest level of preparation does not always prevent devastating disasters from occurring, but it can change the level at which they affect you and your valuables. For a business owner, possible disasters are a source of major stress and worry. Alleviate some of this by making sure you’re covered in case of the worst with data recovery.
Whether it’s a natural disaster that wipes your office off the map, or a cyberattack that cripples your infrastructure, investing in business continuity measures can be the difference between recovering from the disaster and having to close your doors. Today, let’s discuss backup and disaster recovery (BDR), and how you can apply them to your business operations.
Data Recovery Backup Solutions for Longevity
If your business suddenly lost access to its entire data infrastructure today, what would you do? Would you be able to restore a backup, or find yourself stuck trying to replace crucial data to your business’s operations?
When it comes to backup and disaster recovery, there are some rules and best practices that we highly recommend you follow to protect your business from ruin in the event of a disaster. The first being the 3-2-1 rule, to protect your sensitive data. You should have three copies of your data total in two different locations, one of which being on-site, the other in an off-site data center. Doing this protects you from not only natural disasters but the work of cybercriminals as well.
Cloud Solutions for Anywhere Access
If you rely on an in-person office environment to access all of the tools needed to complete your job, what happens if a natural disaster causes damage to your office, or if something like a global pandemic suddenly forces you to work remotely?
Luckily, by implementing Cloud solutions for business continuity, you’ll suddenly have the flexibility to access your data from any location with an internet connection and web browser or application. This makes BDR exceptionally accessible to business owners.
Have a Data Recovery Plan of Action, Just in Case
We often assume disasters won’t affect us personally, but as we’ve very recently seen with the Coronavirus outbreak, no one is guaranteed safety when disaster strikes. By investing in backup and disaster recovery measures, you’re protecting your company’s vital practices, allowing your business to remain operational, even in the wake of a disaster.
Not only will this be crucial to your success after an emergency, but it can also relieve current stress about the longevity and viability of your business over time. Create a business continuity plan that not only takes BDR into consideration but also human resources, physical space, and other important assets, all with the intention of minimizing damage done.
Wheelhouse IT wants to help ensure your business does not fall victim to situations beyond your control. While you can’t prevent them from happening, you can ensure that you’re prepared to deal with them and prevail despite their occurrence. To learn more about how you can protect your business, give us a call at 954-474-2204.